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    Problems establishing a network


    Firstly thanks for all the help I am abou to recieve. I am a newbie to Linux (< 1 week) and I have attempted to read all previous threads for this problem I am having.

    My Hardware

    Compaq Presrio 1200 Laptop
    CPU P3 650
    128 MB ram pc 100
    Cyberblade 4 MB video card
    Xircom Credit card ethernet 10/100 pci card
    Motorola surfboard cable modem

    Note I previously had Windows XP running on above system with internet working fine. Have formated HDD and installed new OS

    OS

    Mandrake 10.1
    BPAlogin 2.0.2.1 i386 RPM installed
    No other third party software installed

    Problem

    I am unable to get a network connection established. During the installation and configuration of the OS, (in particular the internet set up phase) it appeared to detect my Xircom ethernet card and labled it as "eth0 xircom CE-3 - 10/100 fast ethernet".

    Once OS installed and configured, using a tutorial from "sourceforge.net" and "Australian Linux Journal" I attempted to set up a new network connection using the Mandrakelinux Control Centre > Network & internet > New Connection > Cable Connection.

    The next screen displays the message "Net Device" Manually load driver
    It then displays a list of various PCI cards, my particular card is not listed . I have tried several cards types 'xirc2ps_cs', 'xircom_cb' and 'pcnet_cs'... however when I click "next", a message is quickly displayed (too fast to read) and It returns to the previous screen. I have tried this with the OS install CD's in the CDROM still no difference.

    I have also installed and configured the "BPAlogin" files and changed the username and password to my own, as directed in the tutorial. I have also set the network configuration to "DHCP" as specified in the tutorial.

    Still I do not have a network connection, shown below is the IPCONFIG output file:

    [root@localhost root]# pciconfig
    bash: pciconfig: command not found
    [root@localhost root]# /sbin/lspci
    bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost root]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia] (rev 05)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia AGP]
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 1b )
    00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/ C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0e)
    00:07.4 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 20)
    00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 21)
    00:09.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)
    00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (re v 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade i1 (rev 6a)
    [root@localhost root]#

    I don't know what it all means, but it appears to me that there is not a connection being established between the OS and the network card or the card is not being detected?

    Lastly on the desktop screen there is a network connection icon shown with a red cross under it (obviously showing no network connected) when I right click on it a dropdown box appears with a "connect to eth0" option when i click on this nothing happens.

    Please help me on this problem.. I am keen to be a full time user of Linux but am finding it a little disheartening at this early stage

    Regards
    Stuart

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    Is your network card a pcmcia card? If so you need to be sure the pcmcia subsystem is running. As root:

    service pcmcia status

    should show whether it's up or not. If not, do:

    service pcmcia start

    and see if the network device comes up.
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    Yer did that

    ran /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start

    output

    pcmcia services: Cardmgr [6401]: NO SOCKET FOUND

    I have no idea what this means or what to do.... PLS Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by smsisley
    I have no idea what this means or what to do.... PLS Help
    I think you need to read the HOWTO:

    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/PCMCIA-HOWTO.html
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